Always use curved hangers for your suits, with the curve
going forward, and leave space between garments in your
closet. Cedar hangers will absorb moisture, retain the
shape of your jacket, and repel moths. Leave your jacket
unbuttoned and be sure to empty the pockets.
• Leave space between hangers
so garments will be free of wrinkles.
• Allow your suit to rest at
least 24 hours between wearings and try to alternate
• Brush clothes between cleanings.
• Read and follow the care
instruction on your garment.
• When sitting, pull your slacks
up at the thigh to reduce stress on the fabric and seams.
Make sure to pull up your socks; no skin should show
when you cross your legs.
• Always unbutton your suit coat
when sitting; when you're in a car, make sure you hang
it up rather than wear it.
• Never store wool garments in
plastic because they need to breathe.
• You only need to dry clean
your suit when it is dirty. Suits worn regularly usually
only need to be dry cleaned a few times per year. Natural
fibers become brittle when dry cleaned too often, and
brittle fibers break. So if your suit's just wrinkled
- but not soiled - have it pressed. It'll last much